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Vehicle licensing statistics: 2013

Licensed motor vehicles statistics in Great Britain, derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

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Vehicle licensing statistics: 2013 report

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Vehicle licensing statistics: 2013 report and data tables

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Detail

This publication presents information on motor vehicles in Great Britain that were licensed on the 31st December 2013 (the end of quarter 4), or which were registered for the first time during 2013.

The statistics are derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which administers vehicle registration and licensing records in Great Britain.

Main results

In 2013:

  • there were 35 million vehicles licensed for use on the road in Great Britain. This is 1.5% up on 2012, the biggest annual increase since 2007.
  • the number of licensed vehicles in Great Britain has increased every year since the end of the Second World War, except 1991.
  • 40% of private cars have a female registered keeper. The number of cars with a female registered keeper has increased by 72% since 1994.
  • 2.72 million vehicles were registered for the first time during 2013, up 10% on the previous year.
  • 4,359 new ultra-low emission vehicles were registered (in the UK). Of these, 3,625 were cars or vans eligible for the Department’s Plug-in Grants, up 47% on the previous year.
  • Average CO2 emissions from new cars was 128 g/km. This fell by 3.4% compared to new cars in 2012.
  • For the last three years, there have been more new registrations of diesel cars than of petrol ones.

Technical information

Information on vehicle licensing statistics, including the pre-release access list can be found in the guidance.

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